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One of the most important articles on this site: Boris Nikolsky Details Why The Kinetic/Katestematic Distinction Is Not Epicurean

Boris Nikolsky Details Why The Kinetic / Katestematic Distinction Is Not Epicurean.


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  • Great article! I do wish he would have translated the Greek and Latin quotations. A. I find it pretentious (does he assume we all read the original languages?) and b. I feel like I skipped a large portion of the article and hence missed some nuances. Regardless, very helpful in further dispelling the false classification of pleasure.

    • Yes I always feel that way too. I guess we take what we can get. Aside from that I do think it's a great article too. Maybe over time and with more resources we can add translations of those sections to this version of the article.

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    • 100% agree with you. It does a great job of laying out the arguments and his refutation of the aponia fallacy is very convincing.